• What happened to the megalodon?

    Emma Kast     |      August 1, 2022

    Massive megalodon sharks ruled the oceans millions of years ago and new analyses of their giant fossilized teeth are helping scientists unravel the mystery of their extinction.

  • Man bites shark

    Robert Day     |      August 26, 2021

    A new approach estimates the risks that fishing and climate change pose to shark species here in Australia, and potentially worldwide.

  • Tiger sharks disappear from Queensland waters

    Open Forum     |      September 24, 2019

    New Griffith University research has revealed a 71% decline in tiger shark numbers along Queensland’s coastline, highlighting the collapse in fish stocks caused by over-fishing.

  • Sharks v humans – Who’s the real predator?

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2019

    Changing the way in which sharks are portrayed, and the way in which the risks are exaggerated and presented to people, is a vital step in saving these magnificent creatures from destruction by man.

  • Shark bite research reveals politicians’ fishy behaviour

    Open Forum     |      April 17, 2019

    More than a decade’s worth of research has revealed how politicians manipulate highly emotional incidents like shark bites to influence public sentiment and protect their own interests.

  • Queensland sharks suffer sharp decline

    Open Forum     |      December 17, 2018

    While the media portrays sharks as a threat to humanity, the reality is that human action has devastated shark populations around the world, with falls of up to 90% in Queensland’s coastal sharks over the last 50 years.

  • The Meg is a horror story but our treatment of sharks is scarier

    Vivienne Westbrook     |      August 23, 2018

    While fiction about shark attacks fascinate the public, in reality, it is the sharks who suffer at the hands of man. Millions are slaughtered every year, despite the vital role they play in ocean ecology.